Power Windows Original recording remastered, Import
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I'm not saying that everyone will like this album, but I do admire its progressive sounds, and its excellent use of synthesizers. The CD's sounds compliment the themes of the songs very well. Very few bands are so able to convey the sound of the song with the songs theme, but here Rush succeeds. Big Money, the CD's opener, starts out with a little guitar and synthesizer part, and then the bass comes in, and then the vocals. The bass line here is excellent, and the chorus is done very well. The CD then moves on to Grand Designs, one of the CDs grand designs. Grand Designs, again, has a very noticeable bass line. The drumming is a little bit more noticeable, and the synthesizers covey the songs theme. The CD then moves on to Manhattan Project, my favorite song on the CD, with an excellent sound. This song relies heavily on synthesizers, but they compliment the song very well. Some of the guitar parts are very subtle, but very good. The chorus is also one of Rush's best, and the cool orchestral part in the song before the end is awesome.
The CD then seems to make a bit of a shift. Marathon doesn't begin as heavily synthed as the earlier songs on the CD. It has a rolling bass line, and immediate vocals. This is my second favorite song on the CD, and another one of Rush's best.Read more ›
Let me start by saying I do enjoy this album. As the title suggests, yes this album does sound more like rush appealing to the masses. An Extremely well produced, polished, circa 1985 rock album. I have heard some say this is where they stopped listening to Rush. Oh no Rush with a Orchestra! Listen to that gospel angelic synth sound in Marathon! Blasphemy! What the... is that some kind of new band from Africa?
If you know Rush from Tom Sawyer or Spirit of Radio, you may say this to yourself. I Know I did! The first 10 times I listened to this album I didn't care for it much.(except for the last track Mystic Rythyms) I felt in my mind that Rush had finally taken the plunge into pop synth ugliness. My Rush would never sound like...or like that other band...Hey wait a minute, it is polished, it is a little cheesy sometimes, but it still dosen't sound like any other band out there. That is why it is Rush.
After sometime this album's uniqueness captivated me. A really great album to set the volume on medium and not really try to over analyze. Don't even try to listen to it. Don't get your neck stretched out to headbang. Just let it be a subtle background music to the drive home from work, and it will do the job.Guarenteed!
Middletown Dreams is my Favorite track on the album. Geddy's voice has never sounded better.Marathon is an inspiring tune really gives hope to people in desperate situations. Mystic Rythms is a Haunting song that captures a magical moment in the band's career. The only songs that don't quite hold up would have to be Territories that can be downright Cheesy. The Big Money loses it's apeal after repeated listings. The rest of the album is strong material. Get it and Enjoy. BoggieBamph!
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This is not a 200 gr it is a 180 gr, From England press plant. Arrive faster than it was supposed.Published 8 hours ago by Daniel Grimard
This is very good album from the progressive period of Rush, with a lot of keyboard in it. It includes success like Big Money, Manhattan Project, Territories and Middletown Dreams. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Metal Lord
very good cd. not one of their best but still miles ahead of anyone else. Contains their single The Big Money. I liked the cuts Territories and Mystic Rhythms. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Arora
Rush have been an enigma to me. Just when I have then figured they up an change their music style. From hard rock to progressive rock and then back to an attempt at hard rock... Read morePublished on Oct. 15 2009 by Paul K. Fisher
One of the paradoxes about 'Power Windows' is that I really like it as a pop-rock album from the 80's, but as a Rush album it's just not what I want from them. Read morePublished on Jan. 17 2009 by Matthew West
Rush's 13th album Power Windows was released in October of 1985. The album marked a few changes. First, the band decided to record in England instead of their native Canada for the... Read morePublished on May 14 2004 by Terrence J. Reardon
failing both, you have Rush, a musical 'crise des nerfs'. Au contraire, Canada has produced greatness in the form of Lighthouse and Anne Murray among others. Read morePublished on April 17 2004 by afl
I really like Almost every Rush album.But eighties period remains thair most unstable era."Presto" and "Moving pictures" were masterpiece "Permanent... Read morePublished on March 14 2004 by Mike Chadwick
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